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Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972


40. Declarations

(1) Every person having at the commencement of this Act the control, custody or possession of any captive animal specified in Schedule I or Part II of Schedule II, or any uncured trophy derived from such animal or salted or dried skins of such animal or the musk of a musk deer or the horn of a rhinoceros, shall, within thirty days from the commencement of this Act, declare to the Chief Wild Life Warden or the authorized officer the number and description of the animal, or article of the foregoing description under his control, custody or possession and the place where such animal or article is kept.

 

(2) No person shall, after the commencement of this Act, acquire, receive, keep in his control, custody or possession, sell, offer for sale or otherwise transfer or transport any animal specified in Schedule I or Part II of Schedule II or any uncured trophy or meat derived from such animal, or the salted or dried skins of such animal or the musk of a musk deer or the horn of a rhinoceros, except with the previous permission in writing of the Chief Wild Life Warden or the authorized officer.

 

45[(3) Nothing in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall apply to a recognized zoo subject to the provisions of section 38I or to a public museum.]

 

(4) The State Government may, by notification, require any person to declare to the Chief Wild Life Warden or the authorized officer any animal article or trophy (other than a musk of a musk deer or horn of a rhinoceros) or salted or dried skins derived from an animal specified in Schedule I or Part II of Schedule II in his control, custody or possession in such form, in such manner, and within such time, as may be prescribed.



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